You can make wirework earrings in a flash using this simple wrapped-loop technique. It’s the glass hearts that do all the work! We made a video showing how to make these earrings step-by step. See it at Curious.com
How To Make Glass Bead Earrings
2 Venetian glass heart beads
2 topaz bicone crystal beads, 3mm
2 silver earring wires
2 silver headpins
1. Slide a heart bead and a bicone bead onto a head pin.
2. Grip the headpin wire just above the bicone with the round-nose pliers. Bend the wire over the pliers 90 degrees. Reposition the pliers, gripping the wire at the 90-degree bend. Grab the end of the wire with your fingers and wrap it around the pliers to make a partial loop, using the pliers like a mandrel. Shift the pliers again and continue wrapping the wire around the pliers to form a loop.
3. Grasp the loop flat in the jaws of the chain-nose pliers. Grab the end of the wire with your fingers and wrap it twice around the neck of the headpin. Trim the end with the flush cutters.
4. To finish your earring, open the loop at the end of an earring wire using the chain-nose pliers and the round-nose pliers. (Open the loop as you’d open a door so the loop doesn’t lose its shape.) Slide on the beaded headpin and close the earring wire loop. Repeat to make a second earring.